Period
to 21 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,521 4,008 4,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.94% 9.36% 9.69%
As % of the Vendors category 25.10% 22.47% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,129 2,749 3,120
London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £205
90th Percentile £637 £625 £575
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 105 105
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +0.86%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.44 £39.50 £27.80
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.46%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,013 17,840 19,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.61% 41.65% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,184 11,994 12,886
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 244 231
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +11.43% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £41.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -3 932 £450 +5.88% 305
West London +5 228 £400 +10.34% 147
South London -22 115 £405 +8.00% 30
East London +4 109 £450 +5.88% 67
North London +3 47 £300 -26.83% 16
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,425 (31.52%) Windows
2 1,284 (28.40%) Finance
3 1,139 (25.19%) SQL
4 1,088 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,003 (22.19%) Active Directory
6 981 (21.70%) SQL Server
7 928 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
8 852 (18.85%) .NET
9 788 (17.43%) Office 365
10 786 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
11 765 (16.92%) C#
12 529 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
13 505 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
14 504 (11.15%) Banking
15 501 (11.08%) Migration
15 501 (11.08%) Windows 10
15 501 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
16 485 (10.73%) PowerShell
17 480 (10.62%) ITIL
18 468 (10.35%) VMware
19 435 (9.62%) Windows Server
20 434 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
21 411 (9.09%) Windows 7
22 406 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 397 (8.78%) SCCM
24 377 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
25 372 (8.23%) SharePoint
26 353 (7.81%) JavaScript
27 351 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 340 (7.52%) Linux

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 372 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 329 (7.28%) MS Exchange
3 221 (4.89%) Skype for Business
4 152 (3.36%) IIS
5 127 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 67 (1.48%) Apache
7 56 (1.24%) NServiceBus
8 54 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 53 (1.17%) CMS
9 53 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 48 (1.06%) Apache Spark
12 42 (0.93%) Confluence
13 36 (0.80%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.66%) nginx
16 22 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 21 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 786 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 529 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 257 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 154 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
5 143 (3.16%) MS Visio
6 48 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 5 (0.11%) InVision
10 4 (0.088%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.088%) CINEMA 4D
11 3 (0.066%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.066%) InDesign
12 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.022%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 189 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 11 (0.24%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.22%) Endur
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.15%) Elite 3E
9 7 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.13%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.11%) Eikon
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.11%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1,088 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 788 (17.43%) Office 365
3 434 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
4 179 (3.96%) Dynamics 365
5 173 (3.83%) IaaS
6 169 (3.74%) PaaS
7 123 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 122 (2.70%) SaaS
9 89 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
10 80 (1.77%) OneDrive
11 52 (1.15%) GitHub
12 49 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
13 36 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
13 36 (0.80%) Serverless
14 34 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 34 (0.75%) Yammer
15 29 (0.64%) Mimecast
16 18 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 287 (6.35%) DNS
2 244 (5.40%) Firewall
3 203 (4.49%) DHCP
4 200 (4.42%) Skype
5 161 (3.56%) VPN
6 153 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 150 (3.32%) LAN
8 146 (3.23%) WAN
9 89 (1.97%) Internet
10 87 (1.92%) SAN
11 68 (1.50%) Wireless
12 57 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
13 54 (1.19%) Network Security
14 53 (1.17%) VoIP
15 46 (1.02%) Intranet
15 46 (1.02%) SSL
16 44 (0.97%) HTTP
17 41 (0.91%) NAS
18 36 (0.80%) Unified Communications
19 35 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 981 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 406 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 351 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 303 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
5 283 (6.26%) Power BI
6 229 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 101 (2.23%) Data Lake
8 97 (2.15%) Big Data
9 89 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 86 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 82 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 80 (1.77%) MySQL
13 70 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 70 (1.55%) MongoDB
13 70 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 67 (1.48%) Hadoop
15 64 (1.42%) NoSQL
16 59 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
17 56 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 47 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 240 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 194 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 186 (4.11%) JIRA
4 163 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 119 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 96 (2.12%) TeamCity
8 73 (1.61%) Selenium
9 51 (1.13%) Subversion
10 49 (1.08%) MSI
11 48 (1.06%) NUnit
12 46 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 43 (0.95%) Maven
14 41 (0.91%) SpecFlow
15 29 (0.64%) Artifactory
15 29 (0.64%) CruiseControl
16 27 (0.60%) Bitbucket
17 26 (0.58%) WebDriver
18 21 (0.46%) AdminStudio
19 20 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 1,284 (28.40%) Finance
2 504 (11.15%) Banking
3 201 (4.45%) Retail
4 140 (3.10%) Legal
5 111 (2.46%) Front Office
5 111 (2.46%) Law
6 106 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 101 (2.23%) Marketing
8 83 (1.84%) Advertising
9 73 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 62 (1.37%) Back Office
11 61 (1.35%) Telecoms
12 47 (1.04%) Publishing
13 43 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 31 (0.69%) French Language
15 25 (0.55%) Manufacturing
16 24 (0.53%) Games
17 20 (0.44%) German Language
17 20 (0.44%) Spanish Language
18 15 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,019 (22.54%) Developer
2 739 (16.35%) Analyst
3 466 (10.31%) Architect
4 346 (7.65%) C# Developer
5 336 (7.43%) .NET Developer
6 277 (6.13%) Consultant
7 224 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 200 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 189 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 185 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 178 (3.94%) Desktop Support
12 166 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 162 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
13 162 (3.58%) SQL Developer
14 151 (3.34%) Service Analyst
15 150 (3.32%) Business Analyst
16 138 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
17 135 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 132 (2.92%) IT Support
19 125 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 852 (18.85%) .NET
2 336 (7.43%) ASP.NET
3 235 (5.20%) AngularJS
4 219 (4.84%) Web Services
5 216 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 206 (4.56%) WCF
7 198 (4.38%) HTML
8 177 (3.92%) .NET Framework
9 172 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 168 (3.72%) CSS
11 144 (3.19%) XML
12 126 (2.79%) REST
13 108 (2.39%) HTML5
14 107 (2.37%) React
15 101 (2.23%) JSON
16 87 (1.92%) Node.js
17 85 (1.88%) Kendo UI
17 85 (1.88%) RESTful
17 85 (1.88%) WPF
18 80 (1.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 377 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 145 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 143 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 136 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 123 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
7 122 (2.70%) User Experience
8 86 (1.90%) Blackberry
9 69 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 67 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 65 (1.44%) Fintech
12 60 (1.33%) Replication
13 58 (1.28%) Fixed Income
13 58 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 55 (1.22%) Public Cloud
15 51 (1.13%) Clustering
16 47 (1.04%) PKI
17 45 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
18 44 (0.97%) iPhone
19 42 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,425 (31.52%) Windows
2 501 (11.08%) Windows 10
3 435 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 411 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 340 (7.52%) Linux
6 212 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 190 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 120 (2.65%) Android
10 99 (2.19%) Mac OS X
11 77 (1.70%) Unix
12 71 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 70 (1.55%) Windows 8
14 52 (1.15%) Mac OS
15 41 (0.91%) Windows XP
16 36 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (0.69%) CentOS
18 26 (0.58%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.38%) Solaris
20 15 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 505 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
3 501 (11.08%) Migration
3 501 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
4 480 (10.62%) ITIL
5 337 (7.45%) DevOps
6 323 (7.14%) Project Management
7 315 (6.97%) Analytics
8 299 (6.61%) MVC
9 270 (5.97%) CRM
10 267 (5.91%) Scrum
11 257 (5.68%) TDD
12 240 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 208 (4.60%) Change Management
14 203 (4.49%) ETL
15 183 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
16 174 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 172 (3.80%) ERP
18 161 (3.56%) SDLC
19 159 (3.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,139 (25.19%) SQL
2 765 (16.92%) C#
3 485 (10.73%) PowerShell
4 353 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 235 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 215 (4.76%) Java
7 212 (4.69%) Python
8 84 (1.86%) VBA
9 63 (1.39%) VB
10 58 (1.28%) VBScript
11 57 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 51 (1.13%) C
12 51 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 51 (1.13%) R
13 49 (1.08%) C++
14 46 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 45 (1.00%) Ruby
16 42 (0.93%) Go
17 41 (0.91%) Perl
18 37 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 297 (6.57%) Degree
2 236 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 209 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 182 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 91 (2.01%) MCSE
6 78 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 58 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 51 (1.13%) MCP
9 51 (1.13%) PMI Certification
10 47 (1.04%) CCNA
10 47 (1.04%) MCSA
11 43 (0.95%) DV Cleared
12 39 (0.86%) CCNP
13 35 (0.77%) MCITP
13 35 (0.77%) PMP
14 32 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (0.58%) CISSP
15 26 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 25 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (3.23%) SLA
2 98 (2.17%) QA
3 85 (1.88%) PMO
4 55 (1.22%) GDPR
5 50 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 46 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.42%) GCP
10 13 (0.29%) COBIT
11 11 (0.24%) MiFID
12 9 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
12 9 (0.20%) PSD2
13 6 (0.13%) HL7
14 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.11%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.066%) FedRAMP
16 3 (0.066%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,003 (22.19%) Active Directory
2 301 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 112 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 107 (2.37%) Docker
5 107 (2.37%) XenApp
6 81 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 79 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 76 (1.68%) vSphere
9 39 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 39 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (0.84%) BitLocker
11 24 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 14 (0.31%) NFS
14 12 (0.27%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.24%) Xen
16 10 (0.22%) OpenAM
16 10 (0.22%) XenServer
17 9 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 397 (8.78%) SCCM
2 93 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 91 (2.01%) Puppet
4 89 (1.97%) Ansible
5 82 (1.81%) SCOM
6 80 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 69 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
8 68 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 67 (1.48%) Kubernetes
10 50 (1.11%) AirWatch
11 48 (1.06%) WSUS
12 44 (0.97%) Terraform
13 33 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (0.55%) vCenter Server
15 24 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.51%) PingFederate
17 22 (0.49%) XenMobile
18 19 (0.42%) Nagios
19 18 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
20 17 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 468 (10.35%) VMware
2 322 (7.12%) Citrix
3 244 (5.40%) Oracle
4 238 (5.26%) Cisco
5 171 (3.78%) SAP
6 151 (3.34%) Apple
7 124 (2.74%) Ivanti
8 118 (2.61%) HP
9 115 (2.54%) ServiceNow
10 103 (2.28%) Google
11 90 (1.99%) IBM
12 82 (1.81%) Tableau
13 68 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 63 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
15 57 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 55 (1.22%) Adobe
17 54 (1.19%) McAfee
18 49 (1.08%) NetApp
19 40 (0.88%) Palo Alto
20 39 (0.86%) Dell